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March 29th

Sunday bulletin

March 29, 2014

Big Lake COG
The Kuyasa Kids, Horizon International’s acclaimed ambassador choir from Capetown, South Africa, will be in concert at Big Lake Church of God Wednesday, at 7 p.m.
Horizon International is a nonprofit Christian relief and development organization dedicated to creating a world of hope for orphans affected by HIV or AIDS.
For more information about the Kuyasa kids, the tour, or Horizon International, go to www.horizoninternationalinc.com.

Col. City UM

Local officials: Pence makes ‘good move’ with Common Core

March 29, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Many local officials agree with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision earlier this week to do away with Common Core.

“Politically, the move was a good one for the governor and probably for the schools as well,” Whitko Community School Corporation Superintendent Steve Clason said. “It shows leadership and that he listens to his political backers.”

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative morphed into a political tempest, fueling division among Republicans.

March 28th

Police find truck of home invasion suspects

March 29, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY — After an elderly couple was tied up for several hours by two intruders in the early morning hours Friday, police began a search for the truck the suspects allegedly left in.

Around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, police notified media that the truck had been found in Fort Wayne.

According to a press release from the Noble County Sheriff’s Department, two people broke into the home at the 8100 block of East 200 South, LaOtto in Noble County around midnight.

The two men were armed and woke up the couple in the home.

Main Street makes its move

March 28, 2014

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, who heads OCRA by virtue of her state office, will be in Columbia City April 10 to award a plaque and certificate citing officials with attaining Indiana Main Street status.

Upcoming CCMSA projects:
•Reviving a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and outdoor concert on June 21.
•Relocating the Fall Festival from Morsches Park to downtown October 25
•Planning a Winter Festival next February.

Disabilities fair held at CCHS

March 28, 2014

Columbia City High School hosted a Disabilities Awareness Day Thursday in the gymnasium during lunch. Pictured is Meghan Fahl also participates in an activity.

Winds and waves delay survey of Indiana oil spill

March 28, 2014

WHITING (AP) — High winds and waves have delayed a search along Lake Michigan for crude oil possibly submerged offshore following an oil spill at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday's poor weather made it too dangerous for a Coast Guard, BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment team to launch boats to retrieve samples along the path of the Whiting refinery's oil spill.
That work is expected to resume Sunday.

Acid tank explosion injures nine

March 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nine workers at a Rolls-Royce aircraft-engine assembly plant near the Indianapolis International Airport were injured Friday when a tank of nitric acid exploded and filled the building with a cloud of corrosive vapor, officials said.
None of the workers suffered life-threatening injuries when the 250-gallon tank exploded about 1:30 p.m., Capt. Mike Pruitt of the Wayne Township Fire Department said.
The explosion released a vapor cloud that left the workers with burns and breathing problems.

TAX BILLS SOON IN THE MAIL

March 28, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Treasurer Laurell Hodges recently announced that tax payers will soon receive their tax statements for 2013, payable 2014.
Bills are expected to be mailed April 11.
The spring installment is due in May and the fall installment will be due Nov. 10.
Property owners can view the new tax amounts for their parcels at www.beacon.schneidercorp.com.
The following payment options are available:
•Electronic payment at www.whitleygov.com.
•In person at the Whitley County Treasurer’s Office, second floor of the Whitley County Government Building.

Understanding the stuggle

March 28, 2014

Columbia City High School hosted a Disabilities Awareness Day Thursday in the gymnasium during lunch. Pictured is Madi Cochran attempts to tie a pair of shoes with oven mitts on, helping students have an understanding of the struggles for people with disabilities.

CANI expands to offer small business lending programs

March 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted representatives of Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) at the EDC Outpost co-working facility Thursday.

The event was held to discuss CANI’s small business loan programs with EDC Outpost members and small business and Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI) clients.

The goal of the CANI small business loan program is to promote community development by serving entrepreneurs through financing and development services.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys and girls soccer teams picked up Three Rivers Conference wins...
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